Bound Together (Sea Haven/Sisters of the Heart, #6)
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Shackler-Gratsos was the number-one human trafficker in the world.
Christine
The Drakes/Sea Haven series started the story of this villain and Bound Together brought in Torpedo Ink which helped destroy the ultimate villain. It was important to me to shed light on such a despicable crime as human trafficking. It’s as big as drugs, making millions of dollars. It’s a real issue that I want people to be aware of.
Carol Annie
Carol Annie
It's so disturbing to read about this, but it needs to be put out there! You are so amazing, I'm such a big fan of yours, no matter what you write, it turns to gold! Thank you!
Ashlie
Ashlie
I agree. Human trafficking is modern day slavery. It’s disgusting and must be eradicated. Thank you!
Amanda Bhear
Amanda Bhear
Too true. Also too hidden in the background & unseen so it doesn't get taken care of like it should. The thought that someone could take pleasure in hurting someone else in anyway like that, I just do…
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Alena Koval was little sister to Isaak and Dmitry, one of only two female survivors from the school.
Christine
Her brothers did anything and everything they could to save her and still do. But, she’s a survivor as well. Tough and tortured and just as deadly. She and Lana represent what Torpedo Ink fights for. But, they’re full patched members with voting rights and everything else the men have. This is actually unusual in a motorcycle club, but it highlights how much the men respect and love them.
Marybelle
Marybelle
I love how you wove these two female characters from Bound Together to Torpedo Ink, especially Alena who I see as the most vulnerable of the two. I can’t wait for Alena’s story comes out in Torpedo In…
Kay
Kay
I love that Alena and Lana were equal to the male members. They too are strong and tough, but you can also see they can be soft and feminine. The men treated them equally and saw them as such, but the…
Christine
Christine
It was important to me to have women be equal in the club. They had the same background. The same horror. There was no way I'd make them any less than the men who endured the same.
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Transporter was a human computer. His hand-eye coordination was astonishing, but more, he could read a book and absorb the entire thing in minutes. It was the same with languages.
Christine
This isn’t a psychic gift, but a natural one he was born with. He had different psychic gifts. I wanted to show that not every gift has to be psychic in nature. Many people are born with extraordinary gifts and abilities.
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Nikolaos “Mechanic” Bolotan was Transporter’s older blood brother.
Christine
The relationship between siblings is important on many fronts. They’re there for each other, helping each other survive. But, it was also used by evil people as a tool. If one didn’t do what they were told, the sibling might pay the price. So, you did what you were told to save the person you love.
Kay
Kay
There were so many difficult aspects of these stories. Using the siblings against each other was one of many. The thing is you know this happens often in many bad situations.
Christine
Christine
Yes. What an added emotional turmoil, right?
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Reaper called in the team after he made his kills. He could mimic anything or anyone, just as his brother, Savage, could do.
Christine
Reaper and Savage have a lot of natural and developed skills in addition to psychic gifts and abilities. I did a good deal of research on natural abilities like this, which was fascinating.
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He knew the exact moment when recognition hit. It was his eyes. Viktor had the eyes of a Prakenskii.
Christine
I mentioned the unusual eyes of the Prakenskii brothers with Ilya and again with Lev. I wanted to pull one common trait out so it was easy to see they were brothers. You could see that unusual trait.
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Blythe had learned, as a child, that she tended to amplify any emotion or energy in a room. She had practiced using that trait only for positive emotions.
Christine
When you have a gift like that you have to realize, as Blythe did, that you have to have self-control because you don’t want to amplify negative energy/emotion/power. She had to practice in order to control that power.
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“Blythe. I want to come home. It’s time. It’s way past time. I need to come home. Let me come home, baby. I swear if you do, I’ll spend the rest of my life loving you better than anyone else ever could.”
Christine
I wanted Viktor to be vulnerable. Blythe was his home. But, he hadn’t been there when she needed him most. Finding out they’d lost a child and she’d grieved through that alone was devastating for him. He knew he would have to work hard to earn her trust and reclaim her love. He had to let go of his pride and show her the kind of man he could be.
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Janice Brown
Janice Brown
,I would feel the love he had for her!
Carol Annie
Carol Annie
The emotions are so real and explosive, I'm not sure that's the right word but I feel so emotional reading their emotions lol
Janice
Janice
Loved that line.
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You loved a person for who they were, not what you wanted them to become.
Christine
I wanted this said. I think it applies to everyone. You need to love someone for who they are are their core. Who they really are and not who you hope they will become. If you can’t love them for who they are then walk away.
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Kay
Kay
So very true. Too many people go into marriage thinking they can change their spouse and then end up divorcing. You said it so well that you need to love someone for who they are at their core because…
Annette
Annette
So true, never understood why people always want to change a person. Change if it's needed must come from within and be a conscience decision or desire of the part of the individual. And as to love, y…
Christine
Christine
You love someone because of who they are. Why change that?
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“I can draw power and bind it from any source to any individual. I can boost it as well.”
Christine
Through everything it didn’t appear that Blythe had the amazing abilities that her cousins, the Drakes, had. Or the gifts her sisters-of-the-heart all had. She was quiet and unassuming. But, she had this amazing binding power all along. It was important to me to highlight the very true fact that just because you’re quiet and steady doesn’t mean you’re not powerful or even, at times, the most powerful one in the room. Also check out Vengeance Road from the new Torpedo Ink series set in Sea Haven/Caspar - https://www.goodreads.com./book/show/39803519-vengeance-road
Kat Valentine
Kat Valentine
Awesome highlights! Ty! For sharing!😉💖
Rhapsody Phoenix
Rhapsody Phoenix
Blessings. I like that Christine is not afraid to go there - speak to the atrocities that comes hand in hand with human trafficking. I work in the field of violence against women and deal with domesti…
Margaret Harter
Margaret Harter
Girl I've read all of your books going back to the early 90's. You are absolutely amazing. Cant wait to read more adventures. Ly